Boyle dons fundraising festive top

Singing sensation Susan Boyle has donned an ugly but well-loved Christmas jumper with tinsel to match in a bid to save children's lives.

89212852-5fff-11e3-b977-0a0c02230000
Susan Boyle is supporting Save the Children's 2013 Christmas Jumper Day campaign (Save the Children/PA)

Singing sensation Susan Boyle has donned an ugly but well-loved Christmas jumper with tinsel to match in a bid to save children's lives.

The 52-year-old Home for Christmas star has backed Save the Children's plea to "make the world better with a sweater" by wearing the woolly seasonal fashion staple.

The charity is asking people to don a Christmas jumper on Friday December 13 and donate £1 or more to raise funds for its work across the globe.

Proceeds from their efforts will go towards preventing children from suffering deadly diseases.